Kind greetings good people,
And, as ever, in hopes this finds you all well as can be.
Much of import to impart, so will get right to it!
Brand New Release Shipping Now!
Daniel Carter–William Parker–Matthew Shipp
Seraphic Light [AUM106] CD/DL
Daniel Carter: flute, trumpet, clarinet, tenor/alto/soprano saxophones
William Parker: bass
Matthew Shipp: piano
Seraphic Light is an exemplary long-form work of collective creative improvisation, performed by three masters of this high art. An incredibly special recording; into the mystic.. Click on image or here for full information, listen to a stream of excerpts, and order now! There are a couple of great combination deals available direct from AUM mail-order as well.
And I can dig this just posted 5-star review on The Free Jazz Collective blog.
AND >>> the Trio performs FRIDAY, MAY 25 @ VISION FESTIVAL 23 !
(yes, the set will be longer than 1/2 an hour, site just hasn't been updated yet)
Full-resolution / lossless download now available!
William Parker Ensembles
Wood Flute Songs [AUM080-87] DL
This monumental/essential set of music is now available in full-resolution / lossless download form – for the first time. DL also includes an extensive PDF booklet featuring all artwork, sets of liner notes, credits etc. which accompanied its original strictly limited 8CD Box Set edition.
Available exclusively on the bandcamp platform / see hear.
PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER, if you plan to purchase it, you are gently urged to buy it direct from AUM Fidelity here.
Because you'll get exactly the same (download in your choice of file/unlimited streaming), but will spare AUM the bandcamp fee. We earned some codes and we're here to use 'em! Bless you, and your ears 'n' spirit shall be blessed, too.
"A magnificent document that captures one of jazz's greatest, most prolific and most versatile bandleaders at the height of his powers, demonstrating a stunning range of creativity with a superb cast of musicians." –JazzTimes
"It's all utterly indispensable" –Jazzwise (UK)
#1 Archive Release of The Year –The Wire
AND WOW – JUST, WOW!
The lineup of this 23rd edition / annual running of the Vision Festival is out of this world. Since you've already planned to be there, good motion on you! If you live in the NYC metro and have friends who have perhaps slept on this major event in the past, don't let them anymore! MOST seriously.
AUM Fidelity will be for the 23rd year running; do say hello and save a bit on shipping fees. OH, and very happy myself that it is being stage at ROULETTE in Brooklyn again this year: superior acoustics and so incredibly easy to get to.
Bless ARTS FOR ART Forever.
This tremendous album is back in stock for now!
This remarkable entry in the David S. Ware Archive Series (well, they all have been / will be!) has not been available direct from AUM since early this year because we sold out of copies on hand. We finally got some a small batch back in from an overseas distributor. Buy now if interested in the impeccable physical edition.
The very latest epic work from William Parker!
A treasure box abounding with gems, Voices Fall From The Sky is an
expansive 3CD Box Set comprising three distinct and complementary albums whose focus is on the voice: the singers, 17 of whom are featured herein -&- the songs, all composed (music & lyrics) by William Parker.
It will be officially released in an edition of 1000 copies on June 15, but will be available in advance at Vision Festival, and will begin shipping direct from AUM the first week of June. I've been heavily taken aback (wonderfully so) on numerous occasions while listening to selections from this major work.
And Save The Dates!
WILLIAM PARKER Residency at The Stone/New School, NYC
More news very soon!
May we all forward with compassion and fortitude,
Steven / AUM